I pondered for quite some time as to how to introduce this week’s cocktail. How do you present a convincing argument that a combination of chocolate and gin is going to be a good thing? It’s not a combo most of us would think to try. Then I remembered the incredible Twentieth Century Cocktail. At the time it seemed a very bizarre combination. I mean, really, would you think to combine gin, chocolate and lemon juice? I certainly wouldn’t. But the resulting drink is amazing.
With that in mind, I have to think that the Alexander will also be deliciously interesting. Give me about a week and I’ll let you know!
Alexander (Joy of Mixology)
2 oz Dry Gin 1 oz White Creme de Cacao 1 oz Cream
1) Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice 2) Shake until combined and well chilled 3) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass